Hacking the Nintendo Switch for Piracy, Emulation and More

In this episode we talk about the white-hot Nintendo Switch hacking scene. Initiated just a few months ago by the discovery of an exploit based on the Nvidia Tegra internals which power the Switch, things are moving quickly. We talk about the current state of Switch hacking: which tools are available, what’s coming soon, and what’s involved with hacking your Switch. The upsides, the downsides, and more.

Topics Discussed

  • The hardware vulnerability in the Switch
  • The SX Pro and ethical questions surrounding it
  • The imminent release of Atmosphere, and what that is
  • The risk you take by hacking your Switch
  • Current status of emulators and homebrew
  • Porn in Mario Odyssey
  • Sacrificing online play on Nintendo Switch

Games Mentioned

  • Octopath Traveler
  • Dead Cells
  • Event [0]
  • Enter the Gungeon
  • Doom
  • Skyrim
  • Stardew Valley